Cataract Symptoms

Cataracts are one of the most common eye disorders, a natural part of aging that affetcs everyone.  It’s why cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed and successful eye procedures in the world. It restores clarity, color, and brightness to vision through a painless outpatient procedure that usually takes less than 20 minutes to perform. At La Sight, we offer no-stitch, no patch, gentle-touch, laser-assisted cataract care.  Surgical results can have you seeing beautifully at distance and near, reducing the need for glasses across a broad range of vision.  Don’t accept aging eyes.  Modern cataract surgery can have you seeing like you’re 45 again.

What is a Cataract?

As we age, the lens of our eye naturally starts to become cloudy.  This is called a cataract.  Like a foggy window, a cloudy lens is difficult to see through.  Most people over the age of 65 have already developed some clouding of their lenses; it just hasn’t begun to affect their vision yet.  But as cataracts progress, it becomes increasingly more difficult to see and do the everyday things you enjoy.

Cataracts can affect one or both eyes and are a normal part of the aging process.  Factors such as smoking, diabeties and high blood pressure will accelerate cataract development.  The good news is that cataract surgery and IOL implantation can quickly and painlessly replace the cloudy lens with a new, clear, artificial lens implant, restoring your vision.

Cataract Symptoms

Cataracts develop at different times for everyone, and most people won’t even notice them at first.  Gradually, your lens will become cloudier, until it causes:

  • Blurry or cloudy vision
  • Glare, halo, and increased difficulty with night driving
  • Decreased comfort with reading, even with proper-strength reading glasses
  • Difficulty seeing clearly even after updating your glasses prescription

Eye with Clear Lens side view

Eye with Cataract - side view

Cataract Evaluation

Our goal is to provide you with the most accurate and unbiased information possible, so that you may make the best decision for your vision.  We understand that to choose to undergo any surgical procedure requires careful consideration and planning.  Our comprehensive cataract consultation is designed to help us get to know you, understand your visual needs, and assist you in understanding your options.

We’ve helped thousands of cataract patients improve their vision and quality of life over the years. If you or a loved one think you may have cataracts, or are interested in lens replacement care, schedule your consultation today.  We’ll be happy to evaluate your vision, and help determine the best course of action for your visual needs.  For a complete description of what to expect at your cataract consultation, click here.